Dorothy Wilding

Welcome to our virtual Gallery based on the first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.

Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21. This virtual exhibition features iconic portraits of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Harry Belafonte and Anna Mae Wong.

The original exhibition Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs ran from 8th March to 8th July at the Hundred Heroines Museum in Gloucester. It was curated by Sisters of the Lens, comprising some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.

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